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Are you sharing to much online information with others about yourself?

  1. rutley profile image77
    rutleyposted 5 years ago

    Are you sharing to much online information with others about yourself?

    I personally don't care if someone washes their hair at 3 o'clock!  Why do people think others want to know every trivial detail of their life!

  2. bac2basics profile image92
    bac2basicsposted 5 years ago

    I´m not on facebook or anything like that, as I don´t like the idea of it. I am happy to correspond on hub pages, and do feel I have made some friends here. Because a lot of what I write about is personal experience it´s hard not to reveal information about myself. But I have always been an open book anyway.

  3. Amy Becherer profile image74
    Amy Bechererposted 5 years ago

    Although I am not a Facebook fan per se, I have been enticed into it by personal and online friends. It has become a mecca for business networking, too.  As such, I believe most online users, eventually are drawn into the social media sites.  At the time of my layoff, I was advised by the agency helping me find another job, to be very circumspect about what I share, as today, employers "google" potential new hires for information that can enhance or destroy job opportunities.  On the local news today, an IT expert advised all social media participants to think of their webpage friends as gathered together in a large auditorium and only reveal what you are comfortable with the entire group knowing.  The expert also advised never revealing someone's elses personal confidences. It is only the right of the individual to share as they see fit. Another suggestion relates to photographs, in that it is advisable to always wait before posting any photos, giving the decision at least an hour, rather than hastily publishing something that can't be taken back.  It doesn't seem that this basic, obvious advise should have to come from an expert, but apparently "thinking before acting" continues to be our own worst enemy.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image100
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I'm on Facebook but I tend to keep my "updates" as silly/random as possible. I only update my "status" once every couple of days, and even then, most of the time I use quotes from movies, or snippets of song lyrics. I do not understand what compels some people to update their status every hour on the hour with run-downs of everything they're doing. I really don't care if you're eating tacos, or you just took a shower, or what you're watching on TV.

  5. kenneth avery profile image86
    kenneth averyposted 5 years ago

    Hi, rutley and no. Only 6 people in all of the online social and non-social networks know anything about me.  But then again, with me, there is nothing really controversial to know. Rats!

    1. rutley profile image77
      rutleyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You and me both!  I write about my personal experiences but no one knows who I really am!  Do you think rutley is my real name?

    2. catgypsy profile image79
      catgypsyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't share much on Facebook, but I do share in my writing because a lot of it is personal experience. But my life is not exciting enough to share...haha, so I don't worry about it!

  6. Pamela99 profile image87
    Pamela99posted 5 years ago

    I am on Facebook but I don't put too many personal items on there, but I do post my hubs. Some people reveal a lot about themselves on Hubpages and it often helps other people. for instance, dealing with a specific disease can be helpful to those that are also suffering. Others share a lot about their personal lives and I think it is an individual choice. I am probably more concerned now that I was a few years ago and wonder if I should have shared less.

  7. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    People are always curious about others therefore reading those info online give them some forms of answers.

    We are living world apart and when people start to write about their activities online, it is like sharing what you are doing. If others find it interesting, they may follow. This is just gossip news as people are simply curious.

  8. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I do believe we share too much information. It makes me kind of sad to give so much information on one account. So I spread it across a number of accounts.